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“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

“Shift and Shout: The First Scene of Our Third Act” by Dewey & Susan Watson

We welcome guest bloggers, Dewey and Susan Watson: “We are among the first Boomers, born at the very beginning of that post-war explosion of fecundity. We have been on the cusp of cultural change all our lives, continually influenced by the last generation while experiencing our own. This next phase of our lives is no […]

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“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

“Fifty Plus; Minus Kids” by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.

We welcome our guest blogger , Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.: Did you know that almost ONE out of FIVE baby boomers have no children?  I don’t mean no children living at home; I mean no offspring of any age.  That number is nearly twice the rate of childlessness in previous generations.  The reasons for t […]

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“Planning for ‘Retirement’ or Your 3rd Act: What Does It Mean?” by Bev Scott

“Planning for ‘Retirement’ or Your 3rd Act: What Does It Mean?” by Bev Scott

The media has made sure we all know that baby boomers are turning 65 this year and much of the discussion is focused on the lack of readiness…financial readiness of this generation.   Certainly the recent economic downturn devastated many retirement accounts and many boomers are avoiding retirement and continuing to work.  We are flooded with […]

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“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

“Prepared for Retirement? Plan Your 3rd Act” by Bev Scott

I was in conversation last weekend with an acquaintance we will call Sally in her late 50’s or early 60’s.  As I described The 3rd Act, she was very interested and then she said.  “When I can finally retire, I will sign up.”  I asked her when she was planning to retire?  She flushed with […]

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“Couples Facing Retirement” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Couples Facing Retirement” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I recently visited a lovely southern California mobile home park.  It was designed for those over 55 and I saw many couples leading active lives as I walked through the park.  I wondered if their decision to move there was difficult.  I remember my Mother dreading the thought of moving to the isolated Outer Banks […]

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